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UK England South West England Cornwall Tintagel Higher Culloden Farm

  • Sleeps 20 (max 10 adults, 10 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi

The Owner Says

Take over the farm and go feral for a few days with friends and family! The kids can play and you can catch up with each other. Enjoy mornings feeding the animals, your days exploring Cornwall and the evenings round the campfire. Book all five identical pods for your group. They are off-grid, double glazed and insulated and have an allocated bathroom in a block. Good Wifi and 4G on site with device charging available in the kitchenettes.
Stag and hen dos by prior arrangement only.

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Book with complete confidence at Higher Culloden Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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Features & Facilities

A great site for those with young children who love camping but just don't have enough room in the car for a tent any more, let alone the energy to put one up when they arrive!

Each of the five off-grid insulated pods are the same simple layout internally – a large dining table and seats which convert into a double bed (bring your own bedding), two bench seats which become children's beds with optional bumper barrier (suitable up to about 13 years of age), and plenty of storage. The pods are insulated and double glazed, with blackout curtains, two rechargeable internal touch lights, a second smaller fold-out table and plenty of handy hooks to use. There is free WiFi across the field and excellent 4G signal on site, which is more than can be said for a lot of Cornwall!

A few steps away, the facilities block houses the five bathrooms and two kitchenettes. Each pod's private bathroom has a push button shower with unlimited hot water, clothes hooks, a small bench, toilet and sink. The kitchenettes have a washing up sink, kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge and cupboard space. Please note there is no hob or oven, although cooking packs with gas stoves can be hired if you don't have your own. There are also charging lockers here where you can charge any devices safely.

In the pod field, our cookout canopy is the place to enjoy outdoor cooking with family and friends. You'll find the cooking firepit surrounded by two Cornish-made timber and canvas structures under which to enjoy the evening. There are also barbecues to use if you prefer to cook nearer your pod.

The children's play area boasts a huge 8x2m sandpit, mud kitchen, swings and slides and there's a play field at the top of the pod field with football goals for games.

The field in front of the pods offers the best stargazing (we're in a designated Dark Skies area) at the campfire area where you can sit round, toast marshmallows and while away the evening. And if the weather takes a turn for the worst, there's a large campers' barn with seating, tables, and games to play with.

Buy eggs, firewood and basic supplies from the Tack Room or pre-order a large selection of extras such as breakfast packs, camping and cooking packs for your arrival, or even a visit from our wonderful local massage therapists... just ask for more info.

Activities

It's a pleasant five-minute walk into Camelford, which has the essential shops and things you'll need, plus a large play area set alongside the River Camel.

The closest beach is Trebarwith Strand (5½ miles; 15-minute drive), which is best visited an hour either side of low tide and popular with surfers, while other top spots like Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze beach in Bude are all eminently reachable. Spend the day surfing at Polzeath, or take the walk across the coastline to Daymer Bay then Rock, where you can get the short ferry ride over to Padstow for some lunch.

Ancient Tintagel Castle (though not so much a castle any more), with its links to King Arthur and Merlin, is well worth a visit and the village is lovely to wander around.

Unlock Cornwall's dark history at Bodmin Jail which reopened in 2020 after an £8m refurb and completely new exhibition. But be warned, it's not one for small children!

Inland, visiting Bodmin Moor is also a must. We are just a few miles from Roughtor (pronounced r-ow-tor), the second largest peak on the moor and the most exuberant hikers can even walk there directly from the farm. You get the most stunning views across the moor and beyond.

If you like cycling, then you can't visit in the Camel Valley without pedalling the Camel Trail. Pick up the trail at Bodmin and follow it all the way to Padstow. If you don't have bikes of your own, then there are hire centres along the way (there are several in Wadebridge). The Wadebridge to Padstow route is the flattest section, making it very popular with families.

Lakefield Equestion has excellent riding facilities and friendly teachers if you'd like to meet some ponies and learn to ride or hack out.

Port Isaac (where they film Doc Martin) is 20 mins away and a great place to pick up some fresh crab or lobster. You might even be lucky enough to catch the Fishermen's Friends singing at the harbour of an evening. Padstow is 35 mins away and the place to go for some of the best food in Cornwall. And if it's English wines you'd like to learn more about, visit the Camel Valley Vineyard near Bodmin.

We really could go on...

Food & Drink

Walk five minutes to the end of the lane and you arrive into the heart of Camelford, where there's plenty of choice. The Masons Arms (01840 213309) is the local pub with a fab beer garden and good food (including delivery), while award-winning Peckish Fish & Chips (01840 213587 or use the app) is right at the bottom of the lane. NomNoms, an American style diner has both dine in and takeaway options. There is also Hong Kong Island Chinese takeaway (01840 213848), Curry & Rice (seasonally) and Mexi-Kernow (07984 472659), which offers fantastic Mexican food. The Cornish Maids Pasty Shop (01840 212749) is worth popping into for the compulsory Cornish speciality during your holiday.

If you prefer to stock up and cook on site, there's lots of local produce available at the butchers (Steve Heard) and Hilltop Farm Shop just 5 minute drive up the road, or Boscastle Farm Shop and Cafe about 15 mins drive away. Our local fishmonger, Dennis, in Port Isaac delivers to Camelford on Wednesdays so can bring the day's catch fresh to your pod as does Just Shellfish who deliver crab and lobster here on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Co-op and Spar are also in town and Londis at the petrol station, which sells gas cannisters should you run out.

Further afield there are eight Michelin-recommended restaurants all within 30 minutes of Camelford including the St Tudy Inn just ten minutes away by car and two Michelin star restaurants in Port Isaac; Outlaw's New Road and Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, there's also the famous Mariners in Rock and a bevvy of choice in Padstow.

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Getting There

Higher Culloden Farm is easily accessed from the A39 (the North Atlantic Highway that runs across the north of Cornwall) through Camelford. Opposite the main town car park, and between Peckish Fish & Chips shop and the bridge over the river, is College Road. The farm is at the end of this lane and easy to spot.

Buses run to Camelford, with good access out to local towns and the larger towns within Cornwall (Bodmin, Wadebridge, Bude and Newquay among them). It's a five-minute walk from the bus stop to Higher Culloden Farm. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway 14 miles away.